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Specs on david finch 944 scca gt2 ?!?

Anyone know? I'm curious what they are running that just left the field behind in the final race. Congrats!

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Is this the car?

http://www.raetech.com/944_Racing/944.htm
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I must be slow but, I cant find the specs.. what size engine turbo or not? Just curious.. I found that site in a search on this board but, I should have mentioned I couldnt find the specs on the car on that site...
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yeah thats the car but, no specs anywhere?
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I E-mailed them, asking if they have any specs or products for this model. Not sure if they will reply, but worth a try...
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2.5L 944na highly built on a very very light tube frame and fiberglass body.
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Wow, they answered me. I'm impressed.

"Ray,

The RAETECH 944 was developed in the late '80s jointly with Porsche to
race in the US. At that time we were to build 4 or 5 for Porsche
customers. Porsche fell on hard times and the multiple build did not
happen.

The car is tube frame with custom trailing arm rear and strut front
suspension. The motor is a 2.5L- 4 valve normally aspirated with over
300 hp at 8,000 rpm. The Fuel Injection uses Bosch electronics with a
fully custom design induction system by RAETECH. The clutch is 5.5 inch
diameter three plate. The transmission is a 924 Turbo with custom
shafts and gears. 16 x 12 rear wheel and 16 x 10 front wheel with Good
Year racing radials. The car weighs 1800 pounds.

The only thing we produce that could be fitted to a 944 is our fuel
injection. But the $25K price tag may be a "little" stiff!


I hope this helps,

Dave Finch"
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I saw that car at the Runoffs a few years ago and even helped Dave Finch adjust the camshaft timing. By that time, I had owned over 50 944 cars and still did not recognize much of anything that I saw on that "944*...

Everything on it is custom!

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I saw that car at the Runoffs a few years ago and even helped Dave Finch adjust the camshaft timing. By that time, I had owned over 50 944 cars and still did not recognize much of anything that I saw on that "944*...

Everything on it is custom!

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now by own, do you mean bought as jukers and parted out, or 50 running, usable 944s?
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Naw, mostly junkers.

I've only owned about 25 running 944s and 944 Turbos.

Currently have 6 running cars in my scuderia.

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Check out Excellence issue number 7 (February 1988) for an article that details Finch's 944. At the time they referred to the engine as the "280 HP 4 valve engine" so it sounds like he's picked up a few HP in the intervening few years. 300+ HP at 8000 RPM out of a 2.5 liter engine puts Finch's engine in the same league as the Cosworth DFV as far as performance per liter. The GT2 class specs limit the car to using 48 mm Weber type carbs and a 2080 lb race weight, so he's obviously light enough to run ballest.

If you're interested in the SCCA's GT2 class you can always check out this GT Class BBS where Finch periodically posts. I've never met him in person but he seems to be a fairly normal guy as many SCCA racers are.
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Wow, they answered me. I'm impressed.

"Ray,

The RAETECH 944 was developed in the late '80s jointly with Porsche to
race in the US. At that time we were to build 4 or 5 for Porsche
customers. Porsche fell on hard times and the multiple build did not
happen.

The car is tube frame with custom trailing arm rear and strut front
suspension. The motor is a 2.5L- 4 valve normally aspirated with over
300 hp at 8,000 rpm. The Fuel Injection uses Bosch electronics with a
fully custom design induction system by RAETECH. The clutch is 5.5 inch
diameter three plate. The transmission is a 924 Turbo with custom
shafts and gears. 16 x 12 rear wheel and 16 x 10 front wheel with Good
Year racing radials. The car weighs 1800 pounds.

The only thing we produce that could be fitted to a 944 is our fuel
injection. But the $25K price tag may be a "little" stiff!


I hope this helps,

Dave Finch"
OVER 300 hp!!! EEEK!!!!
Take THAT you snobby 944 Turbo owners!
ALL THE POWER, none of the turbo lag!

Quite impressive motor, great driver - considering who he beat to take the GT2 title @ the runoffs this year.
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